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Saturday, April 23, 2016

What to say when there is nothing to say?


This week I don’t really have anything to tell you.  Ian and I went away last weekend for much needed rest by the Indian Ocean and just ate and slept for a few days.  It was just what the Doctor ordered and we are back refreshed and ready for what comes next.

When we got back we celebrated Naomi’s 2nd birthday. I just LOVE how each child gets their own birthday cake and each cake is cuter than the one before.  The Aunties take very special care to make sure that everyone knows whose birthday it is that day, all day, and you can hear “Happy birthday to you” sung on and off throughout the day if you are close by.  They also put so much love in to dressing up each birthday child complete with a special hair-do, special clothes and of course the perfect shoes.  It’s all done with such love, it can bring you to tears.


As I sit and overlook the farm, with nothing growing right now because of the drought, I still give thanks for the land that He has provided and all the people He has sent to make Project Canaan a place of hope.

We have 117 children who now call Project Canaan home.  When I sit quietly to think about that, and pray for them, I am simply overwhelmed by the craziness of what we are doing.  Ian and I often look at each other and just shake our heads and say, “This is nuts!”  But that feeling of inadequacy and the size of the responsibility always serve to remind us that this assignment is not possible with out our heavenly Father.  We could not do what we do without His hand of protection, guidance and provision each and every day.

Last night Ian said to me, “I feel such joy these days. I don’t know what it is, I just feel joy, like I have never felt before.” 

Friends, total surrender and all that it entails, is worth it to hear your husband say those words.

Live from Swaziland … I am thankful

Janine

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